Spring Comes and Goes in Portland

In honor of spring, I wanted to share some old* photographs of springtime in its ravishing (and occasional, since spring usually doesn’t stick in Portland, Oregon) glory. (Some still have my old copyright on them… I wonder where the originals are. Hmm.) A few of the various locations where the following photographs were taken: Farmers’ […]

The Joy from Creating

For all my fellow artists and crafters… I know you know what I’m talking about when I say that it feels good to see the end product of something you have designed and created–whether it’s a photograph, a ceramic bowl, or a knit scarf. I recently finished my newest collection, Origins, for my jewelry brand. […]

This Means Business

My business cards arrived today! 😀 I did double-sided this time, with color on both sides, so you can just imagine how smashing fancy I feel. 😀 I am SO excited to start giving them out. I’ll add a coupon code on the ones I carry around (so I can direct them to my shop […]

Bring the sun back!

It rained today, which made me feel very, very lazy. (Amirite??) I did, however, get some new design templates made for my jewelry. 😀 AND we got caught up on Walking Dead. Also read a little bit more of 1421: The Year China Discovered America, which is vastly interesting. Must do more research into this. […]

Spring is here!! (I hope…)

It has been uncharacteristically sunny and warm the last several days here in Portland, Oregon. Absolutely lovely, actually! Too bad I’ve been holed up inside–BUT it’s for something good. I’ve been working on more jewelry designs, trying to figure out this whole social media marketing shebang, and hangin’ with my cats. They have a level […]

Etched & Painted Brass

Hooo!!! New design… I’m very excited with how this turned out. I drew the design by hand onto the brass, etched it, and then painted the etched portions with black acrylic paint. It’s got a really interesting stamped and weathered look. So many different possibilities for etching… 😀

Too Much Stuff…

…to make, and too little time! Ever feel that way? 🙂 I just opened my fourth Etsy store (only three are currently open–I’m not THAT crazy!). I make paper art collages of animals partaking in human activities (Yellowcake Crafts), paint chubby animals in acrylic (Tea Party Animals), and now I make and sell jewelry and […]